the evaluation: J.Z. Smith, "The Domestication of Sacrifice." In,  R.G. Hamerton-Kelly, Editor, Violent Origins. Stanford, CA., 1987. p. 203. "Things consecrated to the gods, even the bones of sacrificial animals, became themselves sacred, and the Roman word sacer meant much the same as the Polynesian tabu. Sacred things were dangerous and had to be disposed of with proper care when they were no longer required. If we think of our own attitudes towards the disposal of radioactive waste, we may understand more clearly how people felt about such things in a religious age." R. Merrifield, The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic. London, 1987. p.44.